French astronaut Thomas Pesquet: 'I couldn't be more excited to go back into space'
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the first European to fly on board the new SpaceX Dragon 2, which is due to blast off from Cape Canaveral for the International Space Station in the spring of 2021. Pesquet already spent six months on board the ISS from November 2016 to June 2017. He spoke to FRANCE 24 about training for his return to space, why his new mission is called "Alpha" and why he thinks a manned mission to Mars will happen within his lifetime.
Is the space for critical thinking shrinking in Pakistan?
A number of liberal academics have been sacked by their universities, allegedly over their anti-government stance. Rights groups have expressed grave concerns over a shrinking space for dissent in Pakistan.
Airbus plans to cut thousands of jobs throughout Europe
The planemaker's Germany-based subsidiary, Defence and Space, has said it's undergoing "restructuring" after major financial losses. The group will cut a total of 2,362 jobs.
France details military 'command of space' plans to protect satellites
With just weeks to go before France's space command starts to cover orbital defense, Defense Minister Florence Parly has provided more information about the perceived threats and the country's plans to counter them.